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Taking eye care to the factory floor in Bangladesh

By The Fred Hollows Foundation | Posted 03/10/18
In a garment factory in Bangladesh’s capital Dhaka, 23-year-old Mossamut Shopna Begum is complaining of headaches, watery eyes and blurred vision.

Making waves in The Philippines

By The Fred Hollows Foundation | Posted 03/10/18
The Foundation has made waves on the surfing island of Siargao, southern Philippines. Local residents – from fisher-folk to surfers and older people – had their eyes checked at four eye screenings that were held across the island.

Restoring sight breaks the cycle of poverty in Kenya

By The Fred Hollows Foundation | Posted 03/10/18
For Juliet Gileema, an ophthalmic nurse in Kenya’s Busia County, eye health is about more than just restoring people’s sight – it is about restoring their livelihood and dignity.

The Fred Hollows Foundation joins forces with the Eureka Tower in Melbourne

By The Fred Hollows Foundation | Posted 03/10/18
The Fred Hollows Foundation is joining forces with one of Australia’s most iconic landmarks, Eureka Tower, to invite people to ‘step up for sight’ by taking on the 11th annual Eureka Stair Climb.

Tribute to Author Peter Corris

By The Fred Hollows Foundation | Posted 30/08/18
The Fred Hollows Foundation pays tribute to author Peter Corris who has passed away. Mr Corris wrote more than 100 books including the autobiography of Fred Hollows.

Reaching the hardest-to-find patients

By The Fred Hollows Foundation | Posted 30/08/18
When The Fred Hollows Foundation started working in the Oromia region of Ethiopia in 2013 there were more than 180,000 people in urgent need of surgery for the blinding eye disease trachoma.

How school eye health programs are helping kids stay in school

By The Fred Hollows Foundation | Posted 18/07/18
Proper eye care and vision screening can help millions of children stay in school and thrive. The Fred Hollows Foundation’s Vietnam Child Eye Care Project is a prime example of the power of simple interventions on children’s lives.

100,000th trachoma surgery restores sight to 80-year-old Kemeru

By The Fred Hollows Foundation | Posted 16/07/18
Kemeru Abdela, an 80-year-old woman from East Hararghe district in Ethiopia, first discovered she had a problem with her eyes about 20 years ago.

Pfizer extends commitment to end trachoma

By The Fred Hollows Foundation | Posted 14/06/18
The Fred Hollows Foundation supports pharmaceutical giant Pfizer’s latest announcement.

Kenya: “people don’t really understand eye health”

By The Fred Hollows Foundation | Posted 28/05/18
Moses Orwe is an ophthalmic nurse at Homa Bay County Referral Hospital in Kenya’s southwest. The hospital sees an average of 75 patients a day, 10 of whom will need eye surgery. The Foundation spoke with Moses about his work in eye health and some interesting challenges he faces.
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